Allegheny Mountain Institute (AMI) is seeking inspiring individuals to
participate in the fifth cohort of our AMI Farm Fellowship (formerly the AMS
Fellowship). Applications are available at www.alleghenymountainschool.
The deadline to submit your application is January 15, 2015.
Our goal at AMI is to build skills to help individuals and their communities
create a vibrant and accessible local food economy.
AMI (as AMS) was founded in 2011 as an intensive, hands-on, cooperative,
experiential learning and training program designed to teach members of our
communities to grow and prepare their own food and to understand the
nutritional benefits of eating seasonally.
The AMI 2015 Farm Fellowship begins April 19, 2015 and ends November 1, 2015.
During this period, AMI Farm Fellows work both on our farm site in Highland
County, Virginia and on urban farm projects in Staunton, Virginia. They study
sustainable food production, whole foods preparation and preservation,
mindfulness, wellness and nutrition, land stewardship and community
development, as they train to become ambassadors for a healthier food culture.
Upon successful completion of the program, AMI Farm Fellows will receive a
Permaculture Design Certificate, as well as gain full season experience
working and learning on an education-based, diversified vegetable farm.
AMI Farm Fellows are provided room, board and training. AMI provides basic
kitchen staples and AMI Farm Fellows grow much of their own food. Tuition is
$3,000.00 (a limited number of scholarships are available).
AMI Farm Fellows who have successfully completed this fellowship will be
eligible to apply to become AMI Senior Fellows for 2016. As AMI Senior
Fellows, they will receive an $18,000 stipend for one year to work on projects
and with Partner Organizations throughout Central Virginia and the Allegheny-
Highlands. AMI Senior Fellows engage in activities such as: designing and
operating community and school gardens, training teachers in school garden-
based curriculum, advocating sustainable land use, and teaching nutrition and
cooking for a healthy lifestyle.
For more information on this and other questions during our transition to a
new website, please visit www.alleghenymountainschool.
Mountain School Facebook page. Email us at info@alleghenymountainschool.
and let us know if you plan to apply. We are creating our interview schedule
for the new year and want to make sure that we get to meet everyone we want to
invite to an interview!
In 2015, the AMI Farm Fellowship will be a program of Allegheny Mountain
Institute and the Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge will act as
our fiscal sponsor, as our application to be an independent non-profit moves
Allegheny Mountain Institute admits candidates of any race, color, gender,
sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges,
programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to Fellows. It
does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation,
national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies,
admissions policies, scholarship programs, and other school-administered